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Clearbrook appoints head of hedged index strategies
trueManit Rye was named managing director and head of hedged index strategies at Clearbrook Global Advisors.
Money manager group unveils dark pool for stock trades
trueA group of nine fund managers has teamed up to start a dark pool dedicated to large stock trades that will open later this year.
SEC approves new transparency rules on swaps trades
trueMost swaps trades will have to be reported to the public under rules approved by the SEC on Wednesday.
Direct Edge Holdings to pay $14 million in SEC settlement
trueTwo Direct Edge exchanges now owned by BATS Global Markets will pay $14 million to settle charges of improperly describing stock orders, the SEC announced Monday.
BATS Global Markets proposes fee cuts, other changes for equity exchanges
trueBATS Global Markets on Tuesday proposed that equity exchanges implement tiered market-access fees that would cut those fees for the 200 most actively traded U.S. stocks by 80%.
J.P. Morgan settles investor foreign-exchange rigging lawsuit
trueJ.P. Morgan Chase & Co. agreed to settle a lawsuit over its role as one of a number of banks that allegedly rigged prices in the $5 trillion-a-day foreign-exchange market.
PIMCO portfolio manager dismissed over improper trading
trueRahul Seksaria, a PIMCO portfolio manager running inflation-protection strategies, was dismissed after CME Group fined him for improper trades.
European agency seeks more disclosure of soft dollars
trueThe European Securities and Markets Authority is demanding greater transparency and disclosure in the way money managers use client commissions to pay for research from brokers.
Major changes are coming following FX crackdown
trueLast month's $4.4 billion in fines against six major banks over foreign exchange price manipulation has spurred FX trading along the same path as trading in equities and fixed income: more transparency and greater use of electronic venues.
Goldman once again tops list of prime brokers
trueGoldman Sachs remains the top pick for hedge funds and investment firms as their main prime broker, with 27% of respondents, followed by Morgan Stanley (17%) and J.P. Morgan (8%). The data are from Eze Castle Integration's annual global hedge fund technology benchmark study for 2014; there were 194 ...
State Street Global Markets shuttering its derivatives clearing business
trueState Street Global Markets will close its U.S. derivatives clearing business early next year and has halted plans to launch a similar business in Europe.
Citigroup to close LavaFlow stock trading venue in January
trueCitigroup will close its private stock trading venue next month.
ISDA taps Societe Generale executive as new chairman
truestrong>Eric Litvack was named chairman of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, effective Jan. 1.
Booming derivatives costs are welcome news for ETFs
trueWelcome to intended consequences.
EU threat of soft-dollar ban still alive, raising questions for managers
trueThe possibility of European regulations banning the use of soft dollars for third-party research is alive and well, despite talk in the U.K. and Europe that regulators would settle for something that falls short of a ban.